MILB: Power! Three Red Sox Youth Lead Prospects Team of the Week

The Prospect Team of the Week pays tribute to the best performances of the previous seven days. Any minor league player currently on a list of the organization’s top 30 prospects is eligible.

It was far from an exceptional week for the Red Sox at the Major League level. However, there may be some comfort among prospects in the organization. Boston has three representatives in this edition of the Prospect Team of the Week (August 16-22):

Catcher Ronaldo Hernandez, second baseman Nick Yorke and left-handed starting pitcher Chris Murphy. This is the second time this season that Yorke (Boston’s 2020 first-round pick) has appeared on the PTOW (Prospect Team of the Week), while Hernandez and Murphy’s Double-A drummer appear for the first time.

Royals fans can relate to finding silver lights in the Minor Leagues and should continue to do so with No. 71 overall prospect Nick Pratto, who breaks this list for the third time during his 2021 season.

Triple-A Omaha first baseman is the only new-looking Top 100 representative featured in this issue of the PTOW. Here’s the latest prospect team of the week:

  1. C: Ronaldo Hernández, Portland Sea Dogs (Double-A)
    (Red Sox No. 22)
  2. 1B: Nick Pratto, Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A)
    (Royals No. 4 / MLB No. 71)
  3. 2B: Nick Yorke, Salem Red Sox (Class-A Low)
    (Red Sox No. 4)
  4. 3B: Eddys Leonard, Great Lakes Loons (Class-A High)
    (Dodgers No. 18)
  5. SS: Romy Gonzalez, Charlotte Knights (Triple-A) / Birmingham Barons (Double-A)
    (White Sox No. 21).
  6. OF: Orlando Martinez, Rocket City Trash Pandas (Double-A)
    (Angels No. 27)
  7. OF: Jake McCarthy, Reno Aces (Triple-A)
    (D-backs No. 23)
  8. OF: Nick Plummer, Springfield Cardinals (Double-A)
    (Cardinals No. 10).
  9. LHP: Chris Murphy, Portland Sea Dogs (Double-A)
    (Red Sox No. 11)
  10. RHP: Drey Jameson, Yellow Sod Poodles (Double-A)
    (D-backs No. 17)
  11. RP: Will Klein, Quad Cities River Bandits (Class-A High)
    (Royals No. 28)

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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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